Leadership Perspectives

Lessons for leaders in Donald Trump’s surprising win

November 10, 2016

This week’s US Presidential election represented one of the most stunning political upsets that most of us alive today have ever witnessed. Regardless of how you voted or whether you were elated, despondent, or somewhere in-between with the result, most people were genuinely surprised when they learned that Donald Trump was to be the 44th […]

Everyone has opinions: How to make sure yours are grounded

August 31, 2016

Some of the most valuable work that I do with individuals and teams is helping them understand the difference between assessments and assertions… or put another way, the difference between opinions (or assumptions) and facts. Of course, you know the difference.  If it is 85 degrees, you are sweating, and you say “It’s hot.”  That’s […]

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What we know for sure isn’t always right

July 28, 2016

Sometimes, we think we know things. And because we humans – even the leaders among us – aren’t always as rational as we’d like to be, we often make thinking errors that cause us to believe that we absolutely know things, when in reality we don’t know them at all.  This happens especially with emotionally […]

7 things to know about how to deal with a bully

June 1, 2016
Marie Peeler

After a conference recently, where I gave a talk on emotional intelligence, I received an email requesting advice on dealing with a boss that “lacks self-awareness, is quick to anger, and vents their frustration on whoever is around.” In other words, the writer wanted to know how to deal with a bully. We’ve all experienced […]

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Why leaders should drink more water

May 9, 2016

If someone handed you the silver bullet, a substance that could make your brain less fuzzy, your stress more tolerable, and your health better overall, do you think you would you use it? I’m guessing that most people would say that they would if the substance were legal and didn’t have nasty side effects.  What […]

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